Original article posted here – https://ultimateadventures.com/2021/06/29/yellowstone-tetons-mountain-biking-rafting-climbing-hiking-tour/
Escape Adventures is offering a six-day multisport tour of Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. Guests will encounter the area’s numerous natural attractions, including Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, the Gros Ventre and Wind River mountain ranges, and more. Activities include mountain biking, rafting, hiking, and rock climbing. This unique multi-sport adventure focuses on the best outdoor adventures the Tetons and Yellowstone have to offer, and can be done from either a camping setting or a casual inns tour. Prices start at $1,895 per person and tours are available May-September.
All internal land expenses and services are covered in the cost of the tour, including all transportation, food preparation, meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, group supplies and community gear are included. Backcountry permits, licenses, park fees, reservations, and accommodations, along with at least two professionally trained trip leaders, a mobile first aid and mechanic station, spare bikes, and a support vehicle(s). Trip price does not include airfare.
Day 1 | Antelope Flats – The adventure launches from Jackson, WY and stays mostly within the 310,000-acre Grand Teton National Park and the adjoining National Forest. Guests will mountain bike through the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, amidst the largest concentration of big and small mammals in the Lower 48: Wyoming moose to Grizzly bear, wolf, Bison and Bighorn sheep, elk, Black bear, Pronghorn antelope to puma, Mountain goat, otter, Bald eagle, Pine Marten to Marmot. The 12-25 mile ride, depending on fitness level, is smooth and scenic and a great introduction to our week.
Day 2 | Jackson Hole – Today’s adventure takes guests to raft eight miles of the Snake River, with legendary rapids like Big Kahuna, Lunch Counter and Cottonwood.
Day 3 | Shadow Mountain and Teton National Park – The introductory ride in the Tetons unfolds on Shadow Mountain, a 12-mile loop system rated a four-star/intermediate trail. Next, shuttle into the eastern section of Grand Teton National Park, home to not only bison and moose, but also North America’s smallest bird: the Calliope Hummingbird.
Day 4 | Rock Climbing and Hiking Tetons – Ferry across majestic Jenny Lake and hike up Cascade Canyon located in the heart of the Tetons. Spend the day climbing routes based on ability. This program works well and is most popular for individuals, groups of friends, and families. Cross into Bridger-Teton National Forest, the third largest outside Alaska.
Day 5 | Hike Yellowstone – After a quick stop at West Thumb, drive past beautiful Yellowstone Lake along Grand Loop Road past herds of wild bison and other wildlife. Near Artist Point, stop to hike two miles down to the breathtaking Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. The roaring splendor of the Upper and Lowers Falls unfolds from a canyon overlook, with columns plunging dramatically into the Yellowstone River. End the day at Old Faithful.
Day 6 | Munger Mountain – The final mountain bike ride of the tour could be defined as something of a victory lap: a triumphal celebration of an epic Teton tour though the Munger Mountain loop. Peaking out at 7,100 ft., riders will gain 1,500 ft. of climbing, while dropping 1,400 ft. before heading into some short, more techie stretches.
Escape Adventures has shaped and led adventure travel vacations through some of the most awe-inspiring natural destinations in the world since 1992. Building on over 100 destinations, Escape Adventures caters to the full spectrum of active traveler, respective to fitness level and activity type. From road cyclist to mountain biker to electric biker, hiker, and multi-sport enthusiast, and from first timer to friends and family groups of all ability levels, Escape Adventures looks forward to many new and exciting adventures with you.